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AU-KBC Research Centre,         V ClinBio Labs,
Anna University, Chennai.       Sri Ramachandra University,
        Porur, Chennai.

Jointly announce a 5 day Training Programme on


Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-Bioinformatics and Data Analysis (2015)

26th - 30th May 2015, Chennai

         PROGRAMME BACKGROUND

         TOPICS COVERED

         AUDIENCE AND COURSE PLAN

         SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION DETAILS

         REGISTRATION FORM

 

PROGRAMME BACKGROUND

The advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is virtually changing Biology and Medicine. Since the first living organism was sequenced, now we have the full genomes of multiple humans, chimp, chicken, dog, yeast, thousands of bacteria, and hundreds of viruses. Now Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) is focusing on mega projects such as Million Plant & Animal Genomes Project, Million Human Genomes Project and Million Micro-ecosystem Genomes Project. NGS technologies cover diverse application areas such as de novo sequencing, genome resequencing, exome sequencing, ChIP -sequencing, etc. Thanks to the rapid development in technology in recent years, thousands of genomes involving human DNA and RNA sequencing are underway in numerous countries. Some of the major applications of NGS include Diagnostics, Drug discovery, Personalized medicine, Biomarker discovery, Energy, Agriculture and Animal research. The challenge is shifted from 'data generation' phase to 'data management and analysis' phase now. Data management and analysis remains one of the difficult challenges in the next-generation sequencing field in the coming years. The winners are not going to be chosen from the 'who sequenced it first' list but from the list of 'who came up with new ideas and better analysis tools in human healthcare, energy and agriculture'. Broadly the challenge has now shifted from sequencing to extracting knowledge from it for real world applications. This training programme will provide first hand information on NGS and also will be a starting point for entering in this advanced area.

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TOPICS COVERED

        Introduction to NGS
  The Biology and Chemistry
  NGS Technology
  NGS Platforms
  Microarrays vs NGS Discovery
  NGS Data analysis
  NGS Resources Tools & Databases
  Whole Genome Sequencing & Exome Sequencing
  Alignment vs Assembly
  Galaxy Usage
  NGS Statistics
  NGS Applications

                                         * Hands on practical in Sequence retrieval, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary level analysis using Human, Plant, Bacteria and Metagenome.
                                         * Live demonstration of whole bacterial genome sequencing (Library preparation to Data analysis) using the ILLUMINA MiSeq platform.

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AUDIENCE AND COURSE PLAN

The workshop is targeted towards Graduate and Post-graduate students in Science, Engineering and Technology / Life Science Scientists / Medicine / Pharma, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Faculty / PhD scholars / PDF's. The presentation will be in a tutorial style and participant's interaction will be strongly encouraged.

For each topic, bird's eye view will be provided in the beginning and a list of tools and databases used also provided. Important tools in each will be demonstrated with few examples. For all categories, exercise will be given to get hands on experience. Course material will be given in the form of CD to each participant.

Course Plan  

The course will be conducted in 8 sessions at the AU-KBC Research Centre, Chromepet  from  

                                        26th - 30th, May, 2015 (Except 29 5 2015)
                           29 05 2015 ILLUMINA LIVE DEMONSTRATION AT
                                                     VClinBio, SRMC, Porur.
                                                            (5 days; 40 hrs)

Morning Session   - 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Afternoon Session - 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM 

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FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES FOR PAST PROGRAMMES

1. DR SHARMILA MANDE
Head of Bio-Sciences R&D
TCS Innovation Labs
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
54-B, Hadapsar Industrial Estate
Pune 411013.
2. DR KSHITISH ACHARYA
Scientist
Institute of Bioinformatics and
Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)
Biotech Park,Electronics City Phase I
Bangalore 560 100.
3. DR K THANGARAJ,
Sr. Principal Scientist,
CCMB,
Hyderabad.
4. PROF.B JAYARAMAN,
Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
IIT Delhi.
5. DR MD NAIR
(formerly VP SPIC Pharma Healthcare Consultant,
Chennai.
6. PROF. MUKESH DOBLE,
Head, Department of Biotechnology,
IIT,Chennai.
7.PROF.P GAUTAM,
Director & HOD, Department of Biotechnology,
Anna University,Guindy,Chennai.

8. DR P.VENKATESAN
Scientist-E NIRT(Tuberculosis Research Centre),
ICMR,
Chetpet,Chennai.

9. DR SALEEM MOHAMMED
CEO,
Xcode Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
6B, Eldorado,
112, Nungambakkam High Road,
Nungambakkam,Chennai 600034.

10. DR ROHIT GUPTA,
Strand Life Sciences, 5th Floor,
Kirloskar Business Park Bellary Road,
Hebbal,Bangalore 560024.

11.DR GOPAL RAMESH KUMAR,
Scientist,
AU KBC Research Centre,
MIT, Anna University,
Chennai 600 044.

12. DR P VARALAKSHMI,
Faculty - Information Technology,
MIT,
Anna University,
Chennai 600 044.

FACULTY AND ASSOCIATES (TENTATIVE)-2015

PROF A ANAND, VIT, Vellore.
PROF P GAUTAM, Anna University, Chennai.
PROF RK GOYAL, VClinBio, SRMC,Porur.
DR KSHITISH ACHARYA, IBAB, Bangalore.
DR.MD NAIR, Health care Consultant, Chennai.
PROF MUKESH DOBLE, IIT, Chennai.
DR G RAMESH KUMAR, AU-KBC.Chennai.
PROF K SEKAR, IISc, Bangalore.
DR R SHARADA, VClinBio,SRMC,Porur.
DR THIRU, VClinBio, SRMC,Porur.
DR P.VENKATESAN, SRMC,Chennai.

More will be added shortly.  

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SCHEDULE  AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

The course fee is Rs 20,000/-(Rupees Twenty thousand only). Please send a Cheque / DD drawn in favour of
The Director, AU-KBC Research Centre payable at Chennai along with application duly filled.

Last Date for Registration: 20.05.2015. Please note that the number of seats is limited and registration is made on the basis of first come first served.

Participation certificate will be given at the end of the programme. 

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM  
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE POSTER  
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE THE CURRENT SCIENCE ADV  
CLICK HERE FOR AU KBC BIOINFORMATICS LAB

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL THE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS.  

                        Contact:

Dr. G. Ramesh Kumar,
Course Coordinator, AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus,Anna University Chennai,Chromepet,
Chennai - 600 044.
Tel: 91-44-22232711 Extn.133,
Fax: 91-44-22232711
E-mail: grameshpub@au-kbc.org
Web site: www.au-kbc.org

Dr. Sharada Ramasubramanyan,
V ClinBio Labs,
Sri Ramachandra University,
Porur- 600116
Tel: 91-44-45928529 Extn. 3204
Email: sharada@vclinbio.com
Web site: www.vclinbio.com

                        Please send your applications along with Cheque / DD to:  

The Director,
AU-KBC Research Centre,
MIT Campus,Anna University Chennai,Chromepet,
Chennai - 600 044.
Phone: 2223 2711, 2223 4885
E-mail: grameshpub@au-kbc.org

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